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Mr. Hartston's Most Excellent Encyclopaedia of Useless Information By William Hartston

Mr. Hartston's Most Excellent Encyclopaedia of Useless Information

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Finding the answers to questions you'd never thought to ask, reading an off-the-wall statistic, or browsing through lists of zany facts is a refreshing and amusing distraction from the tawdry details of everyday life. Organised alphabetically and cross referenced, this work features hilarious entries.

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Mr. Hartston's Most Excellent Encyclopaedia of Useless Information by William Hartston

Useless information - we can't get enough of it. Everywhere you look these days, there is a new book of trivia, a new web page, a new column in the newspaper, all containing a wealth of fascinatingly useless tidbits. Finding the answers to questions you'd never thought to ask, reading an off-the-wall statistic, or browsing through lists of zany facts is always a refreshing and amusing distraction from the tawdry details of everyday life. But this is no ordinary list of random facts. Unlike other books of useless information, it is organised alphabetically and full of cross references so that all those hilarious entries can be enjoyed and shared with other like-minded trivia fanatics. This is a treasure chest of a book for anyone whose curiosity extends beyond the worthy and dull to the eccentric and amusing!

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About William Hartston


William Hartston read Mathematics at Cambridge and is the author of many chess books, while his interest in useless information has given rise to The Drunken Goldfish (a tribute to useless academic research), How Was It For You, Professor (a book on academic sex research), Odd Dates Only (a book of weird anniversaries) and The Book of Numbers (a collection of weird numerical information). Since 1998, he has been writing the daily Beachcomber column of surreal humour for the Daily Express.

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GOR002277464
Mr. Hartston's Most Excellent Encyclopaedia of Useless Information by William Hartston
William Hartston
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Blake Publishing Ltd
2006-08-25
360
1843581604
9781843581604
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